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billiard room or the smoking room, out of the way of women and children.
Thackeray wistfully said that Fielding was the last writer to be "permitted to depict
to his utmost power a man," and the taboo on sex represented the triumph of
Fundamental to all her novels is the pupil-master relationship, which is her
rationalization, based on her own limited experience of life outside Haworth, of
one of the commonest sexual dreams of women: the desire to be mastered, but to
Nothing much is left of Reade, but at least two novels, The Woman in White (1860
) and The Moonstone (1868), keep Collins's memory sweet. Both novelists were
working at the opposite pole of manner and intention to Trollope, and this itself ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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